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FightingArts.Com wants to thank all those who have given their time and guidance in creating this website. Below is a list of several of our advisors. Others requested that their names not be published, but this does not diminish their assistance and our appreciation. These individuals contributed content, gave historical guidance, or recommended authors. Others provided suggestions as to layout and format and too many other things to mention.

Neil Ohlenkamp is a martial arts writer and founder of Internet site, www. He is a certified United States Judo Association instructor, referee, master rank examiner, master coach (the highest level of certification), and he was awarded United States Judo Coach of the Year for 1999. He holds a fifth degree black belt in Judo and a sixth degree black belt in jujitsu and has over 31 years of training and experience in various martial arts as a competitor, instructor, team coach, and tournament official.

George Donahue, Executive Editor, Tuttle Publishing, Boston. and Editor, Tuttle Martial Arts. A 6th dan Shorin Ryu Karatedo student of Kishaba Chokei and Shinzato Katsuhiko, he is the director of both Kishaba Juku of New York City at the Ken Zen Institute of Japanese Culture & Martial Arts and the Ryukyu Kichigaikan of Medford, Mass.

Herb Borkland is a nationally known writer and journalist who has extensive experience in both Korean and Chinese martial arts. He is the former Associate Editor of Martial Arts Illustrated and Contributing Editor to Black Belt magazine. In 1977 he was named Inside Kung Fu's (Hall of Fame) "Writer of the Year." He is also the producer and on-air host of the national martial arts weekly TV program "Black Belts." He also serves as advisor to several Chinese national martial arts organizations.

John J. Donohue, Ph.D., Professor of Social Sciences and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY, is an anthropologist specializing in Japanese culture and history with an extensive background in kendo, iaido, judo, taiji, aikido and karate. He is the author of numerous articles and books including Warrior Dreams: The Martial Arts and the American Imagination, Herding the Ox: The Martial Arts as Moral etaphor, The Forge of the Spirit and Complete Kendo. He also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Asian Martial Arts.

Phillip Keoppel, Director of US Karate-Do Kai, 10th dan.

Roy Suenaka, Kaiso of WADOKAI Aikido, 8th dan, founder of The American International Ki Development and Philosophical Society (Suenaka Ha Tetsugako Ho Aikido) & teacher of Hakutsure (White Crane) Karate, 8th dan.

Richard Carlow, Shihan Dairi of the Hakuho Kai Daito Ryu, Osaka, Japan

Dr., Professor Zaiwan Shen, (CMD., Ph.D.), Master of Tai Chi Chuan, Ba Gua Chuan and Xing Yi, President of the DS International Qi Medicine Association, professor in the Department of Health Sciences, President of the Health Sciences Institute and Chairman of the International Exchange Program at Chukyu Women's University in Osaka, Japan.

Sarah Mahoney, editor of Ladies' Home Journal. Formerly, she was the editor-in-chief of Fitness magazine.

Joe Swift, historian, sandan in karate and Assistant Instructor at the Nihon-den Karate Kobudo Mushinkan Karate Dojo under Sensei Uematsu Yoshiyuki, Kanazawa, Japan.

Syd Hoare, 7th dan Judo, 5th dan Sumo, Former Chief Instructor of the London Budokan, Author and TV Commentator, who is now promoting Sumo in England and Europe.

Frederic Preffer, Ph.D., Teacher of Chuan Do Kwon, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School. Director of Flow Cytometry, Massachusetts General Hosptial.

Bill Adams, 6th dan Isshin Ryu karate, Sifu Tai Chi Chuan, Director of the Buffalo Martial Arts Centers.

Harry Cook, Historian and Chief Instructor of Seijinkai Karate-do Association, Northcumberland, England.

Joseph Svinth, a historical researcher based in Washington State. His current projects include documenting the history of the martial arts and combative sports."

Ernie Estradae, Kyoshi 8th dan Zen Nippon Karate-do Remei, 8th dan Shorin-ryu Shorin Kan Kyokai, Chief Instructor Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate-do (Grand Rapids, Michigan), martial arts historian and writer.

Catherine Miller, Publisher of the Holistic Health Journal, and Producer/host of the TV show, Passionate Living, that focuses on health and health related subjects.


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